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Works: 631 works in 1,450 publications in 9 languages and 22,527 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Musical settings  Songs  Vocal scores  Song cycles  Commentaries  Scores  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: BL1900.C5, 299.51482
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Most widely held works by Zhuangzi
The complete works of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( )

135 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. Witty and engaging, spiced with the lyricism of poetry, Chuang Tzu's Taoist insights are timely and eternal, profoundly concerned with spiritual ecology. Indeed, the Tao of Chuang Tzu was a wholesale rejection of a human-centered approach. Zen traces its sources back to these Taoist roots — roots at least as deep as those provided by Buddhism. But this is an ancient text that yields a surprisingly modern effect. In bold and startling prose, David Hinton's translation captures the "zany texture and philosophical abandon" of the original. The Inner Chapters' fantastical passages — in which even birds and trees teach us what they know — offer up a wild menagerie of characters, freewheeling play with language, and surreal humor. And interwoven with Chuang Tzu's sharp instruction on the Tao are short-short stories that are often rough and ribald, rich with satire and paradox. On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge itself. "Chuang Tzu's propositions," the translator's introduction reminds us, "seem to be in constant transformation, for he deploys words and concepts only to free us of words and concepts." Hinton's vital new translation makes this ancient text from the golden age of Chinese philosophy come alive for contemporary readers
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley, whose books and translations have done so much to bring the literature and thought of China and Japan to English readers, has created a charming book by weaving together the words of the Chinese philosophers themselves with background history and explanatory comment
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Book of Tao, " each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius, " by Chuangtse
The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
Zhuangzi : basic writings by Zhuangzi( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free, individuals must discard rigid conventions that distinguish good from bad, right from wrong, and follow a course of action not founded on motives of gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears
Basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for more than two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven "inner chapters," which form the heart of the book, three of the "outer chapters," and one of the "miscellaneous chapters." Watson also provides an introduction, which places the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture
The essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Chinese text known as CHUANG TZU has been translated into English many times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering--the result of a unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar. At turns playful and acerbic, the book presents a philosophy of life that is politically radical and deeply spiritual
Zhuangzi speaks : the music of nature by Zhizhong Cai( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the sayings of Zhuangzi rendered into cartoon form and translated into English
The sayings of Chuang Chou by Zhuangzi( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhuangzi : the essential writings with selections from traditional commentaries by Zhuangzi( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. A glossary, brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, and an index are also included."--pub. desc
The Wisdom of the Tao : ancient stories that delight, inform, and inspire by Ming-Dao Deng( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wisdom of the Tao is filled with 144 ancient stories that express profound truth by fusing delightful anecdotes with philosophy. Here are stories that lead people to do the following: flow with life, live from the heart, develop an openness to possibilities, live in balance, drop expectations, embrace acceptance...[Stories] help us make sense of who we are and how we got here. They keep us sane as we try to absorb our experiences, our aging, and our emotions. Stories help us visualize the future by taking the messages of yesterday and helping us get tomorrow right."--Page 2 of cover
Chuang-tzu : the Tao of Perfect Happiness : selections annotated & explained by Zhuangzi( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuang tsu: Inner chapters by Zhuangzi( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuang-tzu : a new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( Book )

14 editions published between 1931 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuang-tzu : a new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reprints an ancient Chinese work from the late Warring States period (3rd century BC) that contains stories and anecdotes exemplifying the carefree nature of the ideal Taoist sage. Chuang Tzu's philosophy represents the main current of Taoist teachings, and his text is widely regarded as both deeply insightful and a great achievement in the Chinese poetical essay form. The version presented was translated by Feng Yu-lan, the famous Chinese philosopher, who puts more emphasis on Chuang Tzu's philosophy than do previous attempts. William James once said that every great philosopher has a personal vision. When one has grasped that vision, the whole system can be easily understood. And Crocé once said that the greater a philosophical system is, the simpler the central idea. Although the present translation is limited to the first seven chapters of Chuang Tzu's writings, it accurately conveys his main vision and ideas
Natural history : for soprano and orchestra by Judith Weir( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sacred books of China: The text of Tāoism( Book )

6 editions published between 1891 and 1962 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine classic of Nan-hua; being the works of Chuang Tsze, Taoist philosopher. With an excursus, and copious annotations in English and Chinese by Zhuangzi( Book )

4 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhuangzi ji jie [8 juan] by Zhuangzi( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in Chinese and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The complete works of Chuang Tzu
Three ways of thought in ancient ChinaThe way of Chuang-TzŭZhuangzi : basic writingsBasic writingsThe essential Chuang TzuZhuangzi speaks : the music of natureZhuangzi : the essential writings with selections from traditional commentariesChuang-tzu : the Tao of Perfect Happiness : selections annotated & explained
Alternative Names

controlled identityZhuang, Zhou


Changja 周


Changju 周

Chng Chú

Chouang, Chou

Chuang , Chou

Chuang, Chou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang, Chou 周

Chuang Tse

Chuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang Tse 周

Chuang Tsi

Chuang Tsu


Chuang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang , Tzu

Chuang-tzǔ, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang-tzu 周

Chwang, Chow

Chwang, Chow 周


Chwang-tse 周

Chwang, Tszě, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Chzhuan ying tuozy 周


Ciuang ze


Csuang Csou


Čuang Ce






Czuang-tsy 周


Dschuang-Dse 周


Dschuang Dsi 周


Dsi, Dschuang




Huanguang-tsi 周




Kwang-tsze 周


Maestro Zhuang

Mistrz Zhuang.

Nan-hua-chen-jen 周

Nanhua zhen ren 周


Sō-shi 周

So, Shu


Sōji 周


Soshi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Sōshi 周




Tchoang-tzeu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchouang <maître>

Tchouang, Tcheou.


Tchouang Tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchouang-tseu philosophe chinois de l'Antiquité

Tchouang-Tseu 周

Tchwang-Tseh, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Thsêng-tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Trang-t yang 周


Ts yin jiang- leiasah 周

Tšānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tschuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tschuang-tse 周

Tse, Chuang


Tsjwang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tsjwang Tze

Tsjwang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tšuwānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšuwānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tswang, Tse

Tswang, Tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tzu, Chuang

Wei-miao-yüan-t'ung-chen-chün 周

Weimiaoyuantong Zhen jun 周

Zhou, Zhuang


Zhuang Maestro

Zhuang Master

Zhuang Ze.


Zhuang, Zhou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang, Zhou 周


Zhuang Zi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang, Zi 周

Zhuang, Zixiu 周

Zhuang Zu.


Zhuangzi Chinees filosoof

Zhuangzi chinesischer Philosoph und Dichter

Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher

Zhurang, Zhou.

Zixiu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zixiu 周



Чжуан-цзы китайский философ

Чуанг Це

Џуангѕе класичен кинески филозоф


چوانگتسی نویسنده و فیلسوف چینی







ソウ, シュウ


南華真人 周

子休, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

子休 周


孫, 毓.

莊, 周


庄子, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


庄子 中国战国时期思想家

莊子 周


莊子休 周


莊周, 0370-0300 av. J.-C.

庄周, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

微妙元通真君 周


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